Question about 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster
You shouldn't be having to prime the oil pump with every oil change. If you're running the original oil tank in it's original position, when you drain the tank by removing the plug at the bottom of it, the oil line from the bottom of the tank going to the oil pump is still full of oil. As long a you're not doing something to drain that line, you should not have to prime the pump. It sounds like to me that you're removing the oil feed line to the pump in order to drain the tank. If you're doing it this way, you will have to prime the pump every time. Drain the oil from the oil tank by removing the drain plug from the tank.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 17, 2014 | 2002 Jeep Wrangler
Jun 10, 2013 | 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster
Dec 11, 2012 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks
Jul 14, 2017 | 2002 GMC Envoy
Mar 07, 2012 | Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster...
Sep 23, 2010 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks
Jul 16, 2010 | 2002 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide...
Oct 31, 2009 | 2000 Nissan Frontier
Jul 28, 2009 | 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster
Apr 17, 2009 | 1979 Harley Davidson XLS 1000
726 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!